Wednesday 7 October 2009

Fall In Worship

autumn leaves

It is starting to get quite autumnal here. Pompom on her post about Fall reminded me of an Elizabeth Barett Browning quote [from the poem Aurora Leigh]

"Earth's crammed with heaven and every common bush afire with God; but only he who sees takes off his shoes- the rest sit round it and pluck blackberries"

blackberry bush


While I am grateful for the bounty of the hedgerows, I hope I never forget the One whose goodness provides it.


Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest,
Sun, moon and stars in their courses above,
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To thy great faithfulness, mercy and love


  1. I love our connection, Angela. Something I have been meaning to ask you. What is a supply teacher? Is that when you substitute for other teachers? I look forward to hearing how you and your dear Body of Christ, celebrates and enjoys the holiday season. Bless you, friend.

  2. It is a beautiful, fruitful season, which does make it easier to remember God as the provider of all good things - thanks for your thoughts and photos.

    If you'd like to pop over and check out my Sunday posts some time (I only started this Sunday!) you'll see I'm doing a series encouraging people to share what they do, or would like to do, for Advent. I'm hoping it will be a real encouragement for people to take time to consider, among other things, the story of Jesus as Christmas approaches. I'd apperciate anything you have to add to the discussion!

    It was your 'wear your heart on your sleeve' post which reminded me of this, BTW - very much the kind of thing I'm thinking of!

  3. It is an odd term isnt teacher. I did it for some years and it always sounded a bit like being a grocery..if you see what I mean!
    Not that schools werent desperately grateful to receive their supplies!

  4. The seasons remind me of life in Christ, the Winter representing living in death before we receive the Lord, Spring is the new life when we are born-again, Summer is the beauty and warmth of life in Christ, and Autumn is the harvest at the second coming our earthly 'tents' shed like the falling leaves.

    Or you could look at it like Autumn is dying to self, Winter is the death, Spring is risen in Christ, Summer is life in Christ.

    Ok so I could waffle on more, but I won't :)


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